#MyPlacementStory: Microsoft

We believe that university should prepare you for the world of work as well as enhancing your academic qualifications, which is why we offer placements to 100% of our undergraduate students. Elizabeth Falkowska, a Business Studies student here at BU, shares her #MyPlacementStory and tells us all about her role as Junior Account Executive at Microsoft.

Exploring the UK during my placement year

I am a third year BA (Hons) Events Management student at BU, currently on placement at Bournemouth University. In fact, a placement year was one of the most important factors while I was applying for university. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do during my placement year, I just wanted to get as much… Read more »

Why should you do a placement?

For their placements, Hayley and Hannah have stayed right here at Bournemouth University, working as Education Outreach Assistants. Here are their thoughts on why a placement is so important. “I’m sorry, but you’re over-qualified and under-experienced for this job.” The worst, but one of the most frequently heard phrases for graduates when fighting to find their feet… Read more »

Five things I learnt on my placement

I won’t lie, placement search was probably one of the most stressful times of my degree so far. Fortunately, I didn’t give up that easy and didn’t let the fact that other students had already secured their placements de-motivate or panic me. Having said that, I didn’t end up securing a placement until the May… Read more »

My placement at a digital marketing agency

After endlessly searching for the perfect digital marketing agency, I finally came across Reflect Digital. Once I had had my interview I immediately felt like it was the place I wanted to work. Everyone was friendly, the office was great and to be perfectly honest I just felt a really good vibe, plus I got… Read more »

Finding a placement

The placement search is long and torturous at times, but don’t be disheartened, it is one of the most valuable aspects of your course. Finding a placement is all about standing out from the crowd. For two years you have made numerous friends on your course and beyond, however in the placement and graduate job… Read more »

Career support at BU

There comes a point in the university journey of most students when they realise they fall into either of the following categories: they’ve never written a CV before or they’ve written a CV but unsure of the correct/ most updated format for one. This is when most people turn to BU’s Careers and Employability Service…. Read more »

How BU got me to where I am now

When I look back at my time at Bournemouth University, it instantly brings a smile to my face and makes me feel nostalgic about four of the best years in my life.  Four years which have helped shape my life, my career and the people I chose to have close to me. I studied Leisure… Read more »